Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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Hot-rolled band prices down in U.S., world market; up in China

September 13, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Sept. 11 declined $9 per ton to $545 per ton versus the Aug. 28 report. The U.S. HRB spot price fell $5 to $675...

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Timken invests in induction heat-treat line

September 12, 2006

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, plans to invest $5 million in a new induction heat-treat line at its steel plant in Canton that will increase capacity on heat-treated steel bars and tubing.The new line...

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AK Steel announces new tubing line startup

September 12, 2006

AK Steel has announced the startup of a new large diameter stainless steel tubing line at the Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, its wholly-owned subsidiary. Installation of the resistance-weld...

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AK Steel announces Oct. electrical, stainless steel surcharges

September 12, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $290 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in October 2006. October 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel...

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Metals USA announces Building Products Group executive change

September 12, 2006

Metals USA Holdings Corp., Houston, has announced that the president of its Building Products Group, Gerard Papazian, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.Lourenco Goncalves, chairman,...

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Nucor to purchase Verco Mfg. Co. assets

September 12, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Verco Manufacturing Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $180 million,...

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Michigan Seamless Tube names vice president of sales

September 12, 2006

Michigan Seamless Tube, South Lyon, Mich., has promoted David Ehlers to vice president of sales.Ehlers has 30 years' experience in the metal industry. He spent many years with Marmon/Keystone Corp.,...

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IPSCO to acquire NS Group

September 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group, Inc. jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which IPSCO will acquire NS Group, a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield...

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Ryerson to establish joint venture in China

September 11, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited ("VSC"), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, and its subsidiary, CAMP BVI, to form a...

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Castrip LLC names new president

September 7, 2006

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Frank M. Fisher, Jr. has joined the company as its new president. Formerly vice president of sales-North America and Europe at Magneco/Metrel, Inc. in...

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World, U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled band prices decline

August 30, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Aug. 28 declined $16 per ton to $554 per ton from $570 per ton, FOB the port of export, on Aug. 14. The U.S. spot...

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U.S. Steel names general manager–Gary Works

August 25, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Michael S. Williams has been named general manager-Gary Works, succeeding Raymond R. Terza, who has been appointed managing director-coke battery...

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Kenwal Steel to build service center in Tennessee

August 22, 2006

Kenwal Steel has announced plans to construct a new service center in Lebanon, Tenn.The 100,000 sq. ft. facility will include two new coil slitting systems for both light and heavy gauge material up...

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AK Steel announces electrical, stainless steel surcharges

August 9, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $270 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in September 2006. September 2006 surcharges for the company's...

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Aluminum Association publishes revised ANSI H35 standards

August 8, 2006

The Aluminum Association has published revised editions of six industry standards for aluminum that are formally recognized as the ANSI H35 American National Standards.The six standards provide the...

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